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stories and breaking news for you. growing outrage over the sex scandal surrounding former cia director david petraeus. lawmakers demanding to know why they were left in the dark about that investigation as new questions are raised whether petraeus shared classified information with his mistress. some questions. meantime a massive house explosion leveling an entire indianapolis neighborhood, killing two people and leaving dozens of others homeless. what caused this deadly blast. >>> a new study showing a link between pregnancy, the flu and autism. it is all "happening now." jenna: start with our top story. new developments in the sex scandal rocking the former head of the cia. glad you're with us this monday morning. i'm jenna lee. >> i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. the timeline is unfolding as we learn how the affair between the general and his buying graph fer, paula broadwell came to light. jenna: fox news confirmed a friend of the petraeus famly, jill kelly, contacted the fbi said she got threatening e-mails from anonymous e-mail account, that e-mail, those anonymous e-mails were
a new start with congress over the debt. >>> embattled former cia director david petraeus testifies privately on capitol hill, insisting his resignation had nothing to do with the botched response to the attack in libya. all of this as we are still getting a daily dose of unpleasant details about general petraeus's affair with paula broadwell, and the role that florida socialite jill kelly played in the drama. >>> and the clash in benghazi heats up as charges that the u.n. secretary misled the country about the attack on "meet the press" and other programs. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> now sparking a war of words with the president, senators are threatening to block her potential nomination as secretary of state. >> the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> we'll
to the administration saying attack on in benghazi was terrorism and his words were changed. >> why when the cia had it right why were those talking points changed? that is going to be a talk that is going to be ongoing. >> harris: who took out the part about al-qaeda's role? what we are learning. >> also, gas prices, you don't wanna pay. how about this. a gadget to turn any car on the road into a hybrid. one man says he can convert your vehicle into a money saving machine. i'm harris faulkner. mideast on edge lethal conflict stretching into a fifth day. calls forever restraint are lost in the din of battle as the region moves closer to what looks like a precursor to war. israel stepping up its assault launching 200 airstrikes. the thank you taxes leveling the headquarters of the hamas' prime minister and other government building. israel's enemies undaunted militants in gaza shooting another long range rocket bound for the city of tel aviv. israeli military up to the task of defending the home front. i want to tell you what you are watching. these pictures show israel's shield from missile tacks in
how intelligence community is being affected by the resignation of david petraeus as head of the c.i.a. then former senator evan bayh on the fiscal cliff. then senior editor of foreign policy magazine will be on. ♪ host: good morning, welcome to "washington journal." the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of general david petraeus has expanded to general john allen. the impact of all this on the intelligence community and national security will be part of several hearings on capitol hill later this week. lawmakers return to washington today amid a shake-up of the president obama national security team, facing the looming issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. that is where we want to begin today this morning. president obama will meet later on with labor leaders who are insisting that the president not compromise on cuts to medicare and social security. what is your take on this? avoiding this -- avoiding the fiscal cliff? host: remember, you can send us a clear message, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. courtesy of the newseum, washin
. >>> and david petraeus on the hot seat. the now ex-cia chief heads to capitol hill this morning with members of congress demanding answers. >>> good morning. welcome to "early start" everyone. happy friday. glad to see you. i'm john berman. >> nice to see you. i'm zonaida sambolin. >>> the i realsraelis pounding targets while palestinian militants continue to launch rockets into israel. israel calls up reservists in preparation for war. >> ben joins us by phone this morning. egypt's prime minister paid a visit to gaza. somehow that going so far? >> well, it was originally planned it would be a three-hour cease fire while the egyptian prime minister was making this visit to gaza. according to our sources, it doesn't appear either side significantly reduced their level of military activity in gaza. certainly before the sun came up there was an intense air attack on gaza itself. it may have been lessened somewhat in the morning while the prime minister was touring gaza. but after he's gone, it's expected to get back to the same pace. >> there are elections coming up not too long from now in isr
that david petraeus of course who resigned as the director of cia last week amid the sex scandal. he gave testimony behind closed doors to both the house and senate intelligence committees yesterday. afterwards members intimated that petraeus after the attacks in benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four including the ambassador, there were terrorist elements involved, this was some sort of coordinated attack. the question has become what changed. did the white house or the state department go in and change those assessments, make them more palatable, de-emphasize the terrorist nature of that. today a senior official aboard air force one said absolutely not. basically they said it's only natural that in the days after the attack the intel committee would quote sort through different pieces of intelligence. the official asserts those adjustments made by the intel community to assessments and talking points are quote unquote common and the quote unquote natural progression as the situation unfolded more information became out. the white house said twice they were very clear on this the o
: that's right. this is a group of officials from the cia including the acting cia director, mr. clapper and others from the state department have been going around. they had a very long meeting on the house side for the house intelligence committee this morning. by the way, this is the one that general petraeus was supposed to be doing coming back after congress was gone and really giving them the details that they have about what happened in benghazi, why the intelligence community may have not had the correct initial information about what happened there and what they know now. that briefing on the senate side is going on as we speak. and as i mentioned, we're going to hear from the chairwoman in the ranking republican. what we do know is that they are seeing a video that was obtained from the consulate. it was a closed circuit video that intelligence officials are hoping will shed light on what really happened and why the information they had at the time may not be what it turned out to be in the end. >> dana, thanks very much. we'll have much more on this part of the story coming up
, to psychoanalyze the scandal that brought down the head of the cia. we are delighted to be joined, now, by the admiral james lyons, retired commander of the u.s. pacific fleet. it is always good to have you with us. thanks for being here. >> nice to be back with you, lou. >> lou: let's turn, to first, the talking points. which, it seems that no one after general petraeus made it clear there had been changes in those talking points, the testimony before congress has been surveyed, and congressman mike rogers, the chair of the house intelligence committee, said, it has to be the white house, because everybody else has testified that they didn't. do you agree? >> i agree. and, in that deputy's committee i'm hurry the white house representative and the national security, from the national security agency, council, had his marching orders. >> lou: his marching orders and petraeus for his part says part of the confusion here, that is primarily, i believe, it is safe to say the confusion between the testimony he gave to congress, three days after september 11th, and what he said over the past
from former c.i.a. director david petraeus, who is testifying closed door hearings about the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. he's wrapped up his testimony before the house neat committee and now before the senate intelligence committee. after this morning's testimony, several members came out to speak to reporters, including the chair of the house homeland security committee and intelligence committee member, party king of new york. >> basically it's still not clear how the talking points emerged. it's a long process involving many agencies. including the department of justice, state department, and no one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of talking points other than to say the original talking points prepared by the c.i.a. were different from the ones that were finally put out. . this was a terrorist attack. i had a different recollection of that. the impression we were given was that the overwhelming amount of evidence was that it rose out of a spontaneous demonstration and was not a terrorist attack. and pointed out the following week when mat
. bill: there is fallout over weather the cia notes object benghazi were edited and if so, by whom. >> the original talking points repaired by the cia were different from the ones finally put out. bill: who changed them? the chairman of the house intelligence committee is here live in a couple minutes. martha: rising republican star florida senator marco rubio making a trip to iowa. what he had to say about rumors about a run for president in 2016. >> i think what happened is there are those who made promises to them. we have more government and a bigger government program that does this. if we tax one people more to pay for another group of people maybe that's the solution to the problems. here's the truth. big government doesn't help the people we are trying to help, it rurts them. martha: there are folks already camping out to be the first ones in the store for black friday. people are pitching tents. they have their electric and camping gears. they have all the comfort of home. >> we have most of the comforts of home. >> our family when they get done eating they will bring over
back open. following a meeting with acting c.i.a. director michael morrell and u.n. ambassador susan rice who has become the focal point of the event. they emerged with their talking points unified and intact. >> we're significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> i'm more troubled today knowing, having met with the acting director of the c.i.a. and ambassador rice. >> bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before. >> eliot: for her part, ambassador rice released a statement shortly after the meeting reiterating her defense. i quote "we stressed that neither i nor anyone else in the administration intended to mislead the american people at any stage in this process and the administration updated congress and the american people as our assessments evolved." joining us now is abc white house correspondent jake tapper, the author of the much lauded new book "the outpost." first, i want to ask you about benghazi gate. honestly die understand what the senators continue to
, not from the dni. second of all, it was obvious within 24 hours that the station chief from the cia had said that this was a terrorist attack. and she continued to tell the world through all the talk shows, that it was a, quote, spontaneous demonstration sparked by a video. that's not competence in my view. and the president is the one who is ultimately responsible. that is not an acceptable person, inmy view, to be secretary of state. >> president obama says it is important to find out exactly what happened there but it's outrageous for senator mccain or other republicans to go after miss rice, that it's the president who's responsible, that he should be the one if they want to point fingers or go after anyone. zoraida? >> dan lothian live in washington for us. thank you. >> okay. >>> new developments this morning in "the apprentice" sex scandal leading back to square one. we know the identity of the fbi agent who helped start the investigation that eventually led to the former cia director's resignation. his name is frederick humphries ii, 47 years old and a veteran investigator. also
line. the state department put out a time line. the cia put out a time line or its version of events during attacks and in the aftermath. but what we don't have a good sense of is where the president of the united states was from minute to minute. i think the republicans will insist on that and i think they should. bill: he said he issues his directives immediately after the attack and during attack. where does that take you? where do you end up? >> that's the key question. when the president of the united states issues a directive, everybody flies into action. the military records what he told them to do, what they have been instructed to do and from that follows a series of steps and people execute his directives. we need to know what the directive was, who it was given to what they did with it. the president said he instructed every bit of help be provided to the people on the ground there. we know that didn't happen. we need a better accounting of why that didn't happen if the president said it should have. bill: there is a statement today at 1:00. i'm not sure there will be ques
for the well-planned ambush and assault. a request for military help was made and denismed c.i.a. operatives were twice told to stand down enstead of helping the ambassador. why were the ambassador's calls for help, why did they go unanswered? the american people need to know this. what happened. why didn't the u.s. help the ambassador when he was urn attack? and why what individuals killed the ambassador? and what has the united states done to track these outlaws down, hold them accountable for this, yet another attack on 9/11. and that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seebling recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to recognize a tremendous milestone in the tenth district of illinois in the chicago area. recently, the solomon scheckter day school of metropolitan chicago celebrated its 50th anniversary. founded in 1962 with only 15 students in its first class, it's grown to pr
. former cia operative bob behr joins us this morning. good morning, bob. >> good morning. >> i want to make it clear to our viewers what lawmakers want to figure out. there are three separate hearings about to take place today. this is what they're trying to figure out. one, why didn't the united states increase security in libya? two, did the obama administration try to mislead people as to the nature of the attack? and, three, did the administration deny pleas from our people at the consulate for help? let's start with the first. why didn't -- why didn't -- why wasn't there more security in libya previous -- previous to these attacks? >> well, first of all, assessments from the ground apparently were not getting back to washington, were not getting high enough. that compound was under surveillance by the local services. benghazi itself is a jungle. all sorts of islamic groups. somebody should have raised the red flag early on and either fortified that consulate or simply closed it. somebody made a mistake. i don't know who that was, whether it was the state department or the cia o
the agreement of the cia and the fbi. the white house and state department did not make those changes. rice used the talking points in tv appearances shortly after the attack and republicans accused her of making misleading statement business referring to the assault as a spontaneous demonstration by extremists, suggesting she did it for political reasons. the intelligence source says that the links to al qaeda were deemed too tenuous to make public. however, cia director david petraeus told congress he had agreed to release that information in early draft. it was passed along to dni. then the fbi, which made more. head of dni is james clapford who did reopen the case but who suggested the final edit which were then signed off on again, by all intelligence agencies is not known. charlie? >>> new hope for some of america's most beloved snacks. rebecca jarvis is here with that story. so the story is not over? >> it's not over. if you ran out and bought a $30 box of twinkies hopefully you didn't throw way the reseat. hostess has been trying to liquidate. they start this ha
community. they have a safe house in bengha benghazi, cia safe house, that apparently the location of it and the fact that it is there is unknown to large elements of the existing diplomatic community in libya at the time, unknown, or it's known to very few people. and it's quite well removed from the consulate. so that's one thing. the other thing that you hear from people in washington is -- and this has nothing to do with susan rice's credentials or the attack on her by senators graham and mccain -- why was she put out there on these sunday shows? why was it susan race, the united nations ambassador, who had very little to do with the event itself other than reading the paper or reading diplomatic reports about it, why was she the one that was put out there? >> for that exact reason. >> it was during -- it was during the course of a presidential campaign. so put the u.n. ambassador out there because, you know -- >> yeah. >> -- you know, she will not get caught up in the campaign. they won't go after her in the course of the campaign. >> and what we saw, based on yesterday's pres
continue to incite violence. >> brian: what about the arab democracy? our next guest is a former cia agent with the unit. michael, another conflict between the israelis and palestinians. and the center piece is gaza. what is different now? >> what is different now, america had invested in 50 years in tyranny to make sure israel was suppressed and the america protected. when arab spring came. people including senator graham predicted just a secular democracy and it was a arab spring of secularism. people will turn in a time of turmoil to their faith or what they believed in for a thousand years. we have governments in libya where our people were killed and now in egypt that are going to support their breathern. >> brian: what is the best conclusion and best way to end. >> i am one that believes war should burn themselves out and not get involved in the middle of it. you get blamed by both side and it will start over again. i think it is a tragic mistake for us to be involved. we have no idea there. but let the thing take course. >> brian: would you go with ariol sharon's son which said the
on the deadly attack in benghazi, and congress now launching an investigation into who changed cia talking points regarding the deadly attack, although some say they were never changed. we're going to have the latest out of d.c. coming up. you can't argue with nutrition you can see. great grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole. see the seam? more pcessed flakes look nothing like natural grains. i'm eating what i kn is better nutrition. mmmm. great grains. search great grains and see for yourself. jenna: noon here on the east coast, we start off with this fox news alert, the mideast on the brink. israel escalating its attacks on gaza. take a listen. a massive blast you see there in the center of your screen sending flames and thick smoke over the skies of gaza city, a stronghold of the terror group hamas. israeli troops are already prepared for a ground invasion if the order is given. the israeli military's now hitting hamas commanders. in fact, we have some brand new video from the israel defense force showing a strike on a building in gaza used by hamas as a media center
the department of state. why would the cia, why would they lie, the narrative was al-qaeda was on its heels and when the narrative is al-qaeda is at the front door and about to kill four americans. of course they knew and scrubbed out that information so susan rice either didn't have it or didn't use it when she went on the television talk shows on sunday. >> dave: the thing i can't figure out, david petraeus on friday said that again, i knew from the start, we knew from the start it was terrorism. why in those talking points was there ever any mention of a youtube video and a spontaneous protest, if the intelligence community knew what it was, why was that ever a part of the talking points, another question we likely will not get an answer to, don't hold your breath. >> clayton: as peter king talked about yesterday, the bureaucratic way of questioning them. >> dave: getting susan rice. >> clayton: protocol, to get the answers and she may not know anyway. >> at one point in the weekly standard it says, the president says we're after an election now i think it's important for us to find out
go the c.i.a. talking points very differently than democrats? >> they sure are. republicans are convinced that somebody in the white house or administration changed the talking points that came out of the c.i.a. and changed them to perhaps hide the fact that the benghazi incident was, indeed, a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 perpendicular rated by al-qaeda when the administration was boasting about al-qaeda's diminished capabilities. >> one of the most unfair attacks have seen in washington in 34 years susan rice was using the unclassified talking points which were provided by the intelligence community. they were a consensus report. >> i don't know what the democrats are trying hide because i don't know what any of them saying, they are saying the intelligence community signed off on talking points. they went to the administration. when they came back, key language was changed. >> reporter: specifically, republicans say we are learning that any reference to al-qaeda's involvement in the attack was omitted and ambassador rice used it on those talk shows five day
: and now the top people responsible for our defense, first, general petraeus resigning as head the c.i.a. amid scandal. there could also be big changes at the pentagon. as well at state department. whoever the president chooses, it could impact, for example, the use of armed drones taking out al qaeda overseas. and lots of other security matters. and now, a fox news contributeor and pollster joining us, and former senior advisor to senator john mccain. the use of the unmanned drones to take out terrorists who want to murder americans, on its face it should be a no-brainer but national security appears to be politicized. >> that is right. to their credit the obama administration in the days up to the election were trying to codify the rules and regulations for making those difficult decisions. however, we are alonging at the possibility of massive defense cuts. we have new personnel, as you suggested, coming in potentially to state, defense, and c.i.a., and we have our whole national security apparatus being overhauled at a time when we are in great peril as reporting from the middle east
and the united nations ambassador susan rice joined by acting cri cray -- c.i.a. director on the hill today to meet with a number of member of congress. following the meeting, senator lindsay graham and john mccain spoke to others. their comments to reporters are about 10 minutes. >> we had a very candid discussion with ms. rice and the acting director c.i.a., we are troubled by some of the answers we have gotten. there was evidence leading up to the attack on the consulate and the tragic deaths of brave americans and ambassador rice was warned sufficiently. it is clear that the information given to the american people was incorrect when she said it was a spontaneous demonstration that triggered it. it was not. there were many indications that that was not the case, including statements from libyans and other americans. bottom line i'm more concerned than i was before that the explanation about how four americans tide does not do justice to the reality at the time and in hindsight clearly was wrong. in realtime it was disconnected from reality. anybody looking at the threats, it would jump
himself new powers, with some burning his office, and the former c.i.a. operative is not buying what the president morsi is saying. wayne, thanks for joining us. what does this mean? is this, is he turning himself into a dictator overnight? violence is not just in gazas now, it is erupt elsewhere. how dangerous is this making the region? >>guest: that makes the region as dangerous as it already was, more dangerous. what we have is exactly what i said many times in the past, and my military colleagues knew once the muslim brotherhood had seized control and that is what they have done, threw president morsi, this was a no-brainer. he has virtually stolen thought only constitution, he has run out the parliament, he has lone out -- which they do not have now -- and egyptians are saying, everything was going to be great, wonderful, and president morsi came in and took over and now look what we have. so, this is a very, very dangerous situation. >> ambassador rice on the 21, raised president morsi for security efforts. did she speak too soon? >>guest: she seems to have a habit of doing tha
of the woman at the center of the scandal that forced the resignation of cia director david petraeus. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the obama administration's latest attempt to explain the misleading information given out in the days after the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya died in what we now know was a terrorist attack. but that isn't what the u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice said when she went on national television five days after the attack. today rice is up on capitol hill. she's explaining what happened and some big-name republicans clearly are not very happy with her answers. our senior congressional correspondent dana bash is following what's become a pretty long day -- a tiring day for the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. what's the latest, dana? >> reporter: wolf, the three republican senators who had vowed to block susan rice from being secretary of state if the president nominates her had really softened the rhetoric in recent days. i'm told the r
came directly from the cia. same true of condoleeza rice who passed on incorrect cia information on wmd in iraq but was confirmed as secretary of state. susan rice is closer to the president than anybody in his cabinet and has been over achiever for most of her life. high school valedictorian basketball star rhodes scholar rising star in the clinton administration but also has reputation for blunt talk. >> by all accounts she is talented. capable. the and extremely brisk. >>reporter: she ridiculed hillary clinton foreign policy experience and called john mccain reckless and confused. >> if the president does nominate her those who know her well say she's more than up for the fight. although it would be a bruising confirmation battle she almost certainly would have the votes to be confirmed. this is abc news washington. >>reporter: oregon mother is drawing national attention for giving her 7-year-old daughter medicine marijuana t.she was diagnosed with law chemoia in july. after rupd of chemo doctors said she might need a bone marrow transplant. mother decided to give her about
the libya attack was wrong but that the information came directly from the cia. same is true of condoleezza rice who passed on incorrect cia information on weapons of mass destruction in iraq, but was still overwhelmingly confirmed as secretary of state. susan rice is closer to the president than anybody in his cabinet and has been an overachiever for most of her life. high school valedictorian, basketball star, rhodes scholar, rising star in the clinton administration, but she also has a reputation for blunt talk. >> by all accounts, she is talented, capable, and extremely abrasive. >> reporter: in the 2008 campaign she ridiculed hillary clinton's foreign policy experience and called john mccain reckless and confused. if the president does nominate her, those who know susan rice well say she's more than up for the fight, and although it would be a bruising confirmation battle, she almost certainly would have the votes to be confirmed. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> interesting parallel that story points out between condoleezza, confirmation process, and this one. "the washington
. david petraeus, the former head of the cia testified on capitol hill, on friday. and, look, there are a lot of questions after what petraeus told congress because we still don't know why exactly the talking points were changed. he said on friday that he knew it was terrorism from the very start. why then did the administration continue to push the agenda that it was regarding a spontaneous protest. >> his testimony even raised more questions than it provided answers. >> i think you are right. >> he said it was obviously it was terrorism. this is a closed door meeting. so we are relying on people who were inside the room to test as to what he said. what's funny is some of them all have different impressions of what he said. he said, according to them, i knew it was terrorism, in fact, the original report said it was ansar al sharia, this affiliate of al qaeda. but they said, i don't remember him saying that on september 14th. he said it was the video. i don't recall him saying it was ansar al sharia. >> it changed. they had talking points. who then chapghtd it. different int
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